In the qualifying phase, 120,000 companies from 33 different countries were considered and 2,753 companies were selected for the 'Ones to watch' list in July 2019. An independent jury of business leaders, politicians and academics selected the national winners for each country in September. Sofokus won the “Workplace and People Development” category and will represent Finland in the final stage of the competition held in Poland.
Sofokus is a platform economy solution provider creating digital platforms that give its customers an unfair competitive edge. Sofokus employs over 40 people and has offices in Helsinki and Turku. Sofokus is undergoing internationalization.
“We are grateful and especially honored to have been selected as a national winner in a category highlighting the best European companies doing pioneer work in the development of company culture and people. We are most proud to carry the Finnish flag in the Polish finals”, says Teemu Malinen, the founder of Sofokus Group.
Adrian Tripp, Managing Director of the European Business Awards, opens with the purpose of the competition: "The Awards exist to develop a stronger, more successful and more ethical business community in Europe because we believe that businesses play a key role in tackling major global issues such as unemployment, climate change, and widespread poverty." Tripp sends his greetings to the national winner:"This is a significant achievement and Sofokus is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics, and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe. We wish Sofokus the best of luck in the final round.”
Sofokus will travel to Warsaw, Poland on December 3 and 4 to attend the third and final round of judging and the gala ceremony with other winners of the 2019 European Business Awards. Now in its 12th year, the competition aims to support the building of a stronger and more successful European business community. The competition's partners and sponsors include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest, and Cision PR Newswire.